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  Volume 54, Number 1, Spring 2013

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Coming in Contemporary Literature: Vol. 54, No. 2, Summer 2013

p. 1

An Interview with Arthur Phillips

pp. 1-22

Identity Recruitment and the "American Writer": Steven Millhauser, Edwin Mullhouse, and Biographical Criticism

pp. 23-48

Sheets of Past: Reading the Image in W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz

pp. 49-76

Writing within a Zone of Grace: Eavan Boland, Sacred Space, and the Redemption of Representation

pp. 77-108

Octavia Butler's Disabled Futures

pp. 109-138

Minor Characters Have Their Day: The Imaginary and Actual Politics of a Contemporary Genre

pp. 139-174


Chances of Rhyme

pp. 175-182

Postword, Postconcept: Contemporary Fiction and Theory

pp. 183-190

The Task of Allegorical Interpretation: African Women's Domestic Tales as Political Narratives

pp. 191-196

Contemporary Fiction and the Limits of the Liberal Imagination

pp. 197-203

Wounded Realism

pp. 204-214


pp. 215-216

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